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“A symbol of peace”
Review of Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe
Ranked #14 of 2,254 things to do in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Arc de triomphe was begun in 1806, on the orders of Napoleon I to honour the victories of his Grande Armée. Inspired by the great arches of antiquity, the monument combines the commemorative with the symbolic and it has always played a major role in the national republican consciousness. Every evening, the flame is lit on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the Great War. An exhibition portrays the history and explains its symbolic importance, nationally as well as internationally. The terrace provides superb views both by day and night across the city and its great sweeping avenues.-Opening hours : April to September: from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; October to March: from 10 a.m. to 10.30 p.m.-Closed: 1st January, 1st May, 8th May (morning), 14th July (morning), 11th November (morning), 25th December-Entry fees: Adults = 9,5 €; Concessions = 6 €; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups
Reviewed December 8, 2014

There are many arc de Triomphe's in the world but this is surely the most special one. It's not one of the wonders of the world but the symbolism is great

Thank Francesca H
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Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

First thing, buy a museum pass so you don't have to wait in line for tickets. This attraction is included in the pass. The Arc makes you work for the amazing view of Paris as you have to climb a few hundred stairs. Once at the top, you won't want to leave.

Thank Rabs22
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Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is one of those places everyone asks if you saw it. Be sure to go. I lucked out and the streets were decorated with Christmas lights. Saw the whole thing on foot and from the cab. Glad I didn't drive around it. The four lane roundabout is nuts. Everyone's picture are better than mine so I only got a few. Get a picture from Google images and tell people you took it.

Thank RodDaly
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Reviewed December 7, 2014

its a great place and if u actually go on it then you can get a splendid few of Paris. you should definitely go

Thank lyndsey t
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Reviewed December 7, 2014

If you are in the area do not miss the Arc de Triomphe. You do not appreciate the size and detail untill you are up close. Take the trip to the top and enjoy the view. Can be busy at times.

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